WW3 Just 300 Miles Off US Mainland? Russian Growler On Alert In The Arctic
World War 3 might not erupt in Syria, over South China Sea and even in Turkey, as what many believe. The looming third world war may be brewing just 300 miles from the U.S. mainland. Russia has stationed two S-400 advanced Growler surface-to-air missile systems in six polar bases within the border of U.S. in the arctic.Advertisement
An anonymous source from the Russian Armed Forces revealed that Russian S-400 growlers were deployed to the Novaya Zemlya archipelago and the port of Tiksi in the Arctic Ocean. The growlers stationed at the Wrangle Island and Cape Schmidt in Chukotka are put on war alert round the clock, the source told TASS. These bases mentioned were just within 300 miles from the U.S. mainland.
“Two S-400 regiments have been activated and deployed to the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago and the city of Tiksi in Yakutia this year under the program on reinforcing the 2014-formed Arctic force, with the program dubbed Northern Fleet – Unified Strategic Command,” the source who has spoken on condition of anonymity told TASS. The source added that the S-400 units are on alert round the clock, meaning it is ready for combat anytime.
The Russian S-400 is a new generation system that has the capability of destroying all modern aircraft, including tactical and strategic airplanes, ballistic missiles and hypersonic targets according to the Global Security website. The system is capable of attacking up to 36 airplanes within 150 kilometers. The website noted that the S-400 Triumf Growler will form the cornerstone of Russia’s air and missile defense by 2020.
Aside from the Growlers, Russia also stationed in their Arctic bases aircraft control posts and radio-technical, radar and space surveillance unit. The weapons were specifically stationed along the Northern Sea Route from the Kola Peninsula and Novaya Zemlya to Andyr and Cape Schmidt. “All of them are on alert duty,” the insider told TASS.
Russia has also plans of building 13 aerodomes, one aviation raining range and 10 technical positions of radar units and aviation guidance points in the Arctic according to TASS. In fact, Russia had already commenced building seven aerodromes in Yakutia, Taimyr and Chukotka, the report said.
On Dec. 7, President Vladimir Putin had a meeting with the Mikhail Kovalchuk, director of Russia’s National Research Center. The director told the president that Russia has established a big environmental center in the Arctic. As per Mr. Putin’s order, the new center will enable Moscow to advance nuclear technology and nuclear energy beyond the Arctic Circle.
On Dec. 1, Boeing announced that the U.S. Navy has decided to upgrade its Boeing EA-18G growler feet with the new high-speed Tactical Targeting Network technology datalink. “This enhanced targeting capability provides our aircrews with a significant advantage, especially in an increasingly dense threat environment where longer-range targeting is critical to the fight,” Capt. David Kindley, U.S. navy F/A-18 and EA-18G program manager, said in the announcement. Moreover, old growler systems will be upgraded with the Tactical Targeting Network.
The upgrade of the Growler system is made to arm the Navy for future conflicts, according to Dan Gillian, Boeing F/A-18 and EA-18G programs vice president. “The complexity of global threat environments continues to evolve. This long-range targeting technology is essential as we advance electronic attack capabilities for the conflicts of today and tomorrow,” Gillian said.
The prospect of direct confrontation between Russia and the U.S. spells a looming World War 3. Words about an impending WW3 sparked since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014. Since then, both U.S. and Russia kept advancing their military weapons, including nuclear weapons. The fears of a possible third world war grew louder when Turkey downed Russian bomber over the Syrian airspace. Some analysts were saying that a proxy WW3 is already happening in Syria.